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‘You can’t win like that’

“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little ...

Paid parental leave, a new day in DeSoto and in Texas

It gives me such great pride to say that as of this past month, DeSoto is the first city in North Texas to guarantee paid parental leave for city employees. It’s been a long road to get here.

How Americans handle the phenomenon of Donald Trump

It has been said that the reason he is president is not because of who voted for him, but because of those who did not vote.

Tenth Street, a Freedmen’s Town with hope

Black History Month 2019 is officially over, but it lives 365 days a year in communities right here in Dallas. With the 400-year history of recognition of the transatlantic slave trade upon us, we know that Jamestown, Virginia, is not ...

Information is power: Educating citizens to become informed voters

The Dallas Examiner has a history of initiating and carrying the conversation in Dallas about voting. We believe and have demonstrated that voting is a right that everyone should exercise, especially African Americans, because of our history of being denied ...

Women in search of peace

While the national and international media has vigorously highlighted recent meetings between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, very little has been broadcast or written about the persistent work of thousands of women peace activists who ...

Out of sight, out of mind

Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign ...

White supremacy is killing America

Hiding under the First Amendment of the Constitution and the Christian Bible, White Americans have been terrorizing people of color – African American, Native American, people of Japanese and Chinese descent – for decades.

Racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cuts

If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to ...

A tale of two tax rates allows special privileges for the wealthy

One year on from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the majority of Americans are seeing paltry benefits from Trump’s tax cuts, if any at all, while the wealthiest among us are living like kings. That’s because our tax code ...

AG Barr’s redacted special counsel report

I am utterly disgusted, but not surprised, by William Barr’s shameful performance [on the morning of April 18]. He was clearly acting for an audience of one: his puppet master, Donald Trump.

Hate crimes surge continues with racially motivated burning of Black churches

“A lot of people want to make it a hate thing. Well, we don’t represent hate. We represent love. Togetherness. Peace. Long-suffering. Hope. That’s what we’re here today to say, not just to our community, but to our country. Be ...

Turmoil in Trump’s White House

I was sadly and profoundly disturbed while reading the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailing the activities of a fragmented and undisciplined White House, a president whose activities boarded on illegality, and a presidential campaign whose contacts ...

‘The report’ is out: Now it is time to refocus

The long-awaited Mueller report is out. The scope of the charges and findings against the president and his administration have been at least partially revealed, and the Congress is threatening to subpoena the full, unredacted report.

Aging with HIV in the African American community

In 1994, I was diagnosed with HIV. Today, I’m 50 years old and realize I’m incredibly lucky to have made it this far. While HIV is no longer a death sentence, many of my friends didn’t live past 30.